At Mini Makers we offer seasonal crafty classes for both children and adults
I believe every child should have the opportunity to be creative and experience the satisfaction of making something with their own hands
I also believe that every season has it's own magical beauty and nature is a wonderful source of inspiration
Mini Makers offers a range of classes and special events themed around the traditional 'wheel of the year'. Each activity is different and allows children to explore and learn new skills
I am fully insured, with an up to date DBS check. I have BEd Tripos part 1 English and Education, Cambridge University (2.1) and have worked in the charity sector for 12 years. In that time I have worked closely with young people in schools, nurseries, youth groups and Rainbows. I currently work with primary age children at my local After School and Holiday Club.
Why should children have all the fun? My evening / weekend workshops for grown ups are relaxed and informal. Small classes ensure everyone. I have been crafting for years and love to share my ideas
The Wheel of the Year
The traditional wheel of the year is a way of marking each season, and celebrating nature throughout the year
February is often a cold, snowy season. Imbolc reminds us that spring is on its way.The sun begins to brighten and we know there is life under waiting to spring up from the soil.
Ostara is the spring equinox, celebrated as Easter by many. It is a time to welcome the new plants and flowers, and think about new beginnings.
There are few celebrations as representative of fertility as Beltane. The first of May is the time to celebrate nature: healthy animals and crops, and new life all around.
Midsummer, also called Litha, is the summer solstice. We celebrate the longest day of the year. and enjoy as much time as possible outdoors. There are many different ways to celebrate Litha, but the focus is often on celebrating the fiery power of the sun.
It is almost harvest time. At Lammas it's time for apple to be picked and early grains to be harvested. We also know that the bright summer days will soon come to an end and we're thankful for the food we have to eat.
Autumn is upon us. The fields are empty and crops are stored for the coming winter. Mabon is the mid-harvest festival and time to celebrate the gifts of the earth, whilst remembering that winter is on its way.
As winter begins, the trees are bare, and it's getting dark earlier. It is the time of year when the earth has started to hibernate. Halloween is celebrated by many on 31 October.
Whether you celebrate Yule, Christmas or the winter solstice this is the time when many gather with family and loved ones. It is a time to welcome light and warmth into your home.